Civil law, by J. de Damhouder. 1567. c. 1730
Praxis Rerum Civilium, praetoribus, propraetoribus, consulibus, proconsulibus, magistratibus, reliqui's que id genus iustitiariis.
First edition od Damhouder's basic work on civil law.
Damhouder J. de. Praxis Rerum Civilium, praetoribus, propraetoribus, consulibus, proconsulibus, magistratibus, reliqui's que id genus iustitiariis. Antverpiae, Apud Ioannem Bellerum, 1567. In-4° (215 x 165 mm), 32p, 575pp (corrected 557pp), 20p. Full-page woodcut arms of Margaret of Austria, Duchess of Parma on verso of title, full-page woodcut portrait of the author, & 15 other full-page woodcuts, large woodcut on recto of last leaf. woodcut initials. text in double columns. New limp vellum binding and new flyleaves, titlepage and first 10p reinforced with restoration tape, stained throughout.
Bibl.Belg., D52; Adams H.M., D11
De Damhouder's law manuals were very succesfull, there were 11 editions between 1567 and 1617 in 3 languages. His work was based on the works of Filips Wieland, a Flemish Jurist of the first half of the 16th century. Damhouder's work is "of inestimable value for the history of legal customs and social conditions in the 16th century." (Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie). One of the woodcuts shows the oldest printed picture of a book auction.